Open Rank- Instructor/Senior Instructor/Therapist -Immigrant & Refugee Mental Health Program

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Open Rank-Instructor/ Senior Instructor Therapist The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.  

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System, is the major academic medical center in the Rocky Mountain region. The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to the University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and a new Veterans Affairs Hospital, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive biomedical research and clinical care centers in the western United States. With world-class health sciences research, educational and clinical facilities, the CU School of Medicine has established distinctive and highly productive programs, receiving research awards of more than $350 million per year, including more than $200 million from National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. The School's total annual clinical and research revenue exceeds $1.2 billion per year.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry has just welcomed their new Department Chair, C. Neill Epperson, MD and is in the process of growing the Department of Psychiatry with new programs and expanding existing programs.


Nature of WorkThe therapist at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Refugee Mental Health Practice will join the CU Medicine Department of Psychiatry Faculty Practice and University of Colorado Outpatient Clinic in an expanding program working with refugees, immigrants, many of whom are seeking trauma specific and informed care.  The therapist will work with the Refugee Mental Health Medical Director to expand the existing Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Practice and work collaboratively with the Stress Trauma, Adversity Research and Trauma Center’s Clinic in order to provide optimal care for traumatized patients.

This clinician will:

  • Work with the Care Coordinators to help facilitate mental health referrals to the program through coordination with University of Colorado Hospital primary care clinics and outside agencies who work with immigrants and refugees.
  • Provide individual and family psychotherapy and case management services for clients including coordination of care with other agencies.
  • Educate primary care providers on refugee mental health.
  • Collaborate with mental health and medical staff to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Work with Medical Director and Evaluation team to create and update systems to track intake calls, referrals, and touch points. 
  • Attend weekly program planning meetings.
  • Attend weekly clinical case conference meetings
  • Assist with administrative aspects of patient care.
  • Comply with all safety measures, clinic policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by the clinic manager and program director.
Please note, this is an open rank position and could be categorized as Instructor or Senior Instructor based on experience and qualifications as indicated below.

Along with open rank, there may be an opportunity to work at additional clinical and/or research settings based on skillset and program needs.  Additional clinics in this Division include:

  • UCH Outpatient services and resident clinic
  • UCH ED Coverage
  • UCH CL Services
  • Women’s Behavioral Health
  • START Center
  • Student and Resident Mental Health
  • Faculty and Staff Mental Health
  • OCD Services
  • Faculty Practice
  • Refugee services
  • Early Onset Psychosis Services
  • Geriatric Behavioral Health Services
  • Integrated services within but not limited to, Transplant, Burn Unit, Neurology, NICU
  • Cohen Military Clinics
  • Johnson Depression Center
  • Encompass Schools- Telehealth
  • Executive Functioning Clinic
Salary and Benefits:Instructor/Senior Instructor: The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $58,000 to $80,000.

This represents the 25-50 percentile of the salary range which is reflective of a candidate with 1-7 years of experience. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications
    Master’s degree or higher in social work or counselingLicensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional CounselorMinimum of two years clinical experience providing therapyExperience working with immigrantsComfort working with patients with severe and sometimes treatment-refractory illness.Fluency in Spanish or Arabic
Instructor: 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Minimum degree qualifications: LCSW/LPCSenior Instructor: 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience.  Minimum degree qualifications: LCSW/LPCPreferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience in program development
  • Experience working with children and adolescents
  • Experience with EPIC system
Core Competencies
  • Clinical and ethical professionalism, trauma informed care and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team that will include faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to be non-judgmental and respectful of other’s beliefs, values, and culture
  • Ability to engage patients with significant trauma histories
  • Ability to work well with people from diverse cultural groups
  • Ability to work within established rules, policies and procedures
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 21, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 2/29/2020
Application Due: 3/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time